1. Rose640's Avatar
    I understand what you are saying. It is called football in Europe. The popular sport here in the US would be called American football.
    I hate to call it a 'soccer'. Feels kinda humiliating having to call your sport the way someone else wants. As far as I know, football is older than American football.

    I still use term 'soccer' when I'm writing on, let's call them international forums. Just don't want to create confusion since I hate to repeat myself.
    03-29-2016 01:44 PM
  2. Rose640's Avatar
    Because the ball is one foot or 12 inches long 😀
    I was about to write that, but you were so much ahead of me.
    Now who says 9GAG can't be educative.
    03-29-2016 01:48 PM
  3. Rose640's Avatar
    A day later and it still Hurts. It's not bruised which is a good thing 😁.
    You ended up more than well then. I wasn't able to walk at all.
    03-29-2016 01:49 PM
  4. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I was about to write that, but you were so much ahead of me.
    Now who says 9GAG can't be educative.

    9gag the land of edumacation ! 😛
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    03-29-2016 01:54 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So here is a crash course for coming out ahead on a smartphone that costs $670+tax...

    T-Mobile had a BOGO for the S7 or S7Edge. I liked the S7 better so I bought two of them.
    $670+$60 tax = $730 x 2 phones = $1460 out of pocket.

    Promptly flipped one for a iPhone 6s and sold it. Net cash after fees/shipping etc $550
    Two codes for Netflix from Samsung $240
    T-Mobile Rebate $670
    Two Gear VR that will arrive in 4 weeks which will have Oculus 6 game bundle with each VR - I think I can flip both of them for a few bucks as well.

    But at this point in time from a cash perspective I have a free S7 in my pocket...

    One word of caution - not for the faint hearted as you do need to cough up the $$ either upfront or on a monthly plan....
    This takes a lot of skill and maneuvering that only you could pull off...

    G4 Approved
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    03-29-2016 04:43 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I have to do a favor for a friend whose been on a roll of asking for favors every six months or so. In order to kill time to meet up after work, I'm going to swing by the Sony store and a few other places to see how things look.

    May stop at a T-Mobile store to check out the S7 and Fierce XL.

    G4 Approved
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    03-29-2016 04:47 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Not sure what to make of this but both Swappa and Moto directly are selling the X 2014 for the same prices. Guess in this situation I'd buy from Moto. I did enjoy my time with the X 2104 - without it, I wouldn't have gotten the Maxx. Battery life and camera were not up to snuff for me...but it was a fun phone to use, just like the X 2013...

    G4 Approved
    03-29-2016 05:00 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well, my time at the funny farm today is officially over! Gonna go see how much of a hot mess the Sony store looks like...

    G4 Approved
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    03-29-2016 05:01 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well, my time at the funny farm today is officially over! Gonna go see how much of a hot mess the Sony store looks like...

    G4 Approved
    There isn't one near me and I don't make enough money to go spend it on Sony products....enjoy your time off from the funny farm :-)
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    03-29-2016 05:04 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    There isn't one near me and I don't make enough money to go spend it on Sony products....enjoy your time off from the funny farm :-)
    The last time I went they were apparently doing some renovations, so it didn't look as great as it normally does. In fact they actually had less items in the store to look at.

    We'll see how it looks today.

    G4 Approved
    03-29-2016 05:40 PM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    There isn't one near me and I don't make enough money to go spend it on Sony products....enjoy your time off from the funny farm :-)
    So after being in this location for eons, looks like Sony packed up and moved to a newer (most likely cheaper) space downtown. When in opens in the spring, I'll go check it out.

    Meanwhile at nearby MSFT store on 5th Ave, things looked a little better, albeit slower. Had a chance to play with the 950 and the XL some more and still have the same opinion...

    They feel sterile. Very function over form.

    Kinda like the plastic backed G4 in some ways but the sloped design makes it more tolerable with the plastic back. Even the 640XL had a better feel in hand with Nokia styled curves and polycarbonate. I want to like the 950 lines, but I just feel "meh".

    G4 Approved
    03-29-2016 06:31 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    More random thoughts...the Fierce XL seemed OK, but I'd pick the 640XL instead. Didn't get to see much of it as the T-Mobile store had one with a ****ty ROM that had a long loading start screen. Cortana seemed fast enough, however.

    S7 has a better in hand feel than the S6, but...still feels a bit sterile for my tastes in a different way. It's still very good, and I like the screen, but...it feels like a S6s to me. Love to hear 99's thoughts here.

    I prefer the feel in hand of the S6 vs the 950, even though both are boxy phones. It isn't about the materials, Samsung just did a better job than MSFT with parts of their design. But I know these 3rd part cases spice up the 950 line, so I'll give it a pass.

    G4 Approved
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    03-29-2016 07:02 PM
  13. William Stovall's Avatar
    640 is better
    03-29-2016 07:04 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm sleepy...

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    03-29-2016 11:03 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    ...having said that, I just find it interesting how we organize our priorities in our lives sometimes. Not all the choices we make will be correct, but I guess the fun part of the journey is to try to figure out that appropriate balance.

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    03-29-2016 11:04 PM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I think I can get 36 hours (2 full work days) with light to moderate usage on the G4. Doze is really nice, and flight mode makes it that much better. So far so good with the G4, but it's early days yet...

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    03-29-2016 11:06 PM
  17. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm sleepy...

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
    Same here I just got done with homework. I got done typing a response to the primary source of the events before the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What I did learn was that it was unessesary to drop them seeing as they were already ready to surrender
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    03-29-2016 11:40 PM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    More random thoughts...the Fierce XL seemed OK, but I'd pick the 640XL instead. Didn't get to see much of it as the T-Mobile store had one with a ****ty ROM that had a long loading start screen. Cortana seemed fast enough, however.

    S7 has a better in hand feel than the S6, but...still feels a bit sterile for my tastes in a different way. It's still very good, and I like the screen, but...it feels like a S6s to me. Love to hear 99's thoughts here.

    I prefer the feel in hand of the S6 vs the 950, even though both are boxy phones. It isn't about the materials, Samsung just did a better job than MSFT with parts of their design. But I know these 3rd part cases spice up the 950 line, so I'll give it a pass.

    G4 Approved
    I do like how the s7 looks but I'd be more inclined to put it in a case since it looks fragile than the 950 since its plastic. Even if the s7 came with wp installed I wouldn't buy .
    03-29-2016 11:43 PM
  19. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I hope build tomorrow brings slot of "wow" things!
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    03-29-2016 11:45 PM
  20. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I gotta say taking college history was one of the best classes I took. Using primary sources helps me understand what really happened in U.S history
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    03-29-2016 11:47 PM
  21. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm seeing a lot more surfaces this semester than I did last..... Meanwhile I have yet to see an iPad Pro on campus ._.
    03-29-2016 11:49 PM
  22. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Would be really cool if tomorrow msft announces that snapchat is coming on board to wp
    03-29-2016 11:51 PM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Would be really cool if tomorrow msft announces that snapchat is coming on board to wp
    Considering how much of a tool the Snapchat CEO is I doubt it.

    Will be interesting if anything interesting comes out at all.
    03-30-2016 12:20 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I gotta say taking college history was one of the best classes I took. Using primary sources helps me understand what really happened in U.S history
    Sounds like it was a good class. Unfortunately your US history class should be what they teach in high school.

    There's too many people who have no clue.

    Unfortunately there's a lot of people in power who would block such a move. Just like the opposition to evolution in schools.
    03-30-2016 12:22 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    ...having said that, I just find it interesting how we organize our priorities in our lives sometimes. Not all the choices we make will be correct, but I guess the fun part of the journey is to try to figure out that appropriate balance.

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    Yeah I can relate to that. It's easy to get side tracked, especially when you're entrenched in something and you need a change just for change sake.

    We've been checking out wireless speaker systems but it's like the lowest priority for us. But it's a change from the hardware store. So it's nice to think about things like that.
    Laura Knotek and MSFTisMIA like this.
    03-30-2016 12:28 AM
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